70s and 80s Tubes sound so fundamentally different though that one might think that they're two bands. So I'm not that surprised when someone thinks that there are two bands out there which share the same name.
This is a great band, and my first cassette with the Tubes was Outside/Inside so I've known that band for quite a long time I guess I could say. But I had never seen them until last summer (2009) at some huge Rock Festival in Sweden. And in a matter of fact I didn' t have on hand the program so I didn't had a clue what band was starting to play on one of the 4 various sages until I asked some guy who was video filming them. And the guy looke strangly at me and said "Hey man these are The TUBES! Wooo I said. Maybe simply because I hadn't see their stage act before. But they were fun and geat.
Yeah, having heard White Punks On Dope back in the mid 70's, I got hooked with Remote Control... (Prime Time, TV Is King etc)...I picked up the CD compilation White Punks On Dope (on Spectrum in the UK) about 2 years back and it is most excellent... all the best stuff from their spell on A&M is there... though nothing from their time with Capitol. Great band... Talk to Ya Later is one of those underrated rock radio classics. Sweet!
I saw these guys performing at the Sweden Rock Festival I wasn't even aware of it that these guys were the Tubes! And at the beguinning of there show I though the lead singer was some kind of a freak (lol) But the more I watched and listened I reolised that that was just part of the show. I actually really enjoyed there humor and the jokes that Mr. Waybill was performing. Thanks a lot for your act.
USAXD, I think you mean 33 1/3, the standard revolutions per minute (RPM) for long play (LP) albums.
As for me, my Tubes collection is limited to "The Tubes", "Young and Rich", and "What Do You Want From Live", all on vinyl and all very good early works.